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The Dark Philosophers

National Theatre Wales and Told by an Idiot (based in England), The Dark Philosophers

A conjuring of the world, life and stories of 1940s Valleys writer Gwyn Thomas, one of the most distinctive Welsh voices of the last century. This critically acclaimed production comes to the Edinburgh Festival with an outstanding Welsh cast. Taking as its inspiration Thomas‟ ink-black comic tales, The Dark Philosophers is a funny, violent and passionate depiction of a community teetering on the brink of humanity. Using Told by an Idiot‟s trademark anarchic physicality and inventive storytelling, this adaptation brings out the bleak, wild humour in tales laced with sex, murder and Thomas‟ devastating Valleys wit.

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This film was produced by British Council with the support by Wales Arts International and Arts Council England.

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